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Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT)

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Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) Position

Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) is currently in the constellation of Sagittarius. The current Right Ascension is 17h 45m 03s and the Declination is -23° 14’ 53”.

17h 45m 03s
-23° 14’ 53”

Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see full screen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) in Sagittarius on January, 23 2020
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Higher precision deep sky finder chart showing where Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) is right now (view fullscreen)

65803 Didymos (1996 GT)
RA: 17h 45m 03s
Dec: -23° 14’ 53”
Deep sky finder chart for Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT)
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Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) Distance

The distance of Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) from Earth is currently 408,230,643 kilometers, equivalent to 2.728853 Astronomical Units. Light takes 22 minutes and 41.7109 seconds to travel from Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) and arrive to us.

408,230,643
2.728853
22 minutes and 41.7109 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) from Earth as a function of time. In the chart the distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with an interval of 1 day.

Distance of Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) from Earth between January 2013 and December 2100

The value of the reported distance might be somewhat inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth. The value of the distance of 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) to Earth happens on Fri Oct 20 2062 at a distance of 0.04964874 Astronomical Units, or 7,427,346 kilometers:

Fri Oct 20 2062
7,427,346
0.049649

NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.

Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) is 22.60.

22.60

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT), according to the most recent ephemerides data. Magnitude data is sampled with a 2 days interval and there might be inaccuracies for objects changing brightness very rapidly during the course of a few days. For comets there could be large discrepancies between the observed and predicted brightness because of their highly dynamic behaviour.

Predicted magnitude of Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) rise and set times

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 113.2°
Max altitude: 15.3°
Azimuth: 246.7°
Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) touches the horizon, considering the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmospheric conditions cannot be modeled precisely the times reported here should be considered correct with an approximation of few minutes.

Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) at epoch 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.38402049
Orbit inclination i 3.40856158°
Perihelion distance q 1.01283536 AU
151,518,014 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.27570053 AU
340,439,954 km
Semi-major axis a 1.64426794 AU
245,978,984 km
Orbital period period 2.1100 years
770.1181 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2018-Aug-03 09:58:39
2,458,333.9157 JD
Next perihelion transit 2020-Sep-11 12:48
2,459,104.0338 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 319.31888207278°
Longitude of the ascending node node 73.207078750738°
Mean anomaly M 124.61769121055°
Mean motion n 0.46746079°/day

Visualization of Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) and the planets along their orbits in this diagram accurately represents the current configuration of the objects in the Solar System. This is an experimental feature and it requires a WebGL enabled browser. Please provide us feedback!

Orbit Diagram of Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT)
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Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Jan 16 17h 28m 18s -23° 00’ 14” 22.62 Ophiucus
2020 Jan 17 17h 30m 33s -23° 02’ 34” 22.62 Ophiucus
2020 Jan 18 17h 32m 48s -23° 04’ 47” 22.61 Ophiucus
2020 Jan 19 17h 35m 03s -23° 06’ 53” 22.61 Ophiucus
2020 Jan 20 17h 37m 18s -23° 08’ 53” 22.61 Ophiucus
2020 Jan 21 17h 39m 33s -23° 10’ 46” 22.60 Ophiucus
2020 Jan 22 17h 41m 48s -23° 12’ 33” 22.60 Ophiucus
2020 Jan 23 17h 44m 04s -23° 14’ 12” 22.60 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 24 17h 46m 21s -23° 15’ 44” 22.59 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 25 17h 48m 37s -23° 17’ 11” 22.59 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 26 17h 50m 53s -23° 18’ 29” 22.58 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 27 17h 53m 09s -23° 19’ 40” 22.58 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 28 17h 55m 27s -23° 20’ 44” 22.57 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 29 17h 57m 43s -23° 21’ 42” 22.57 Sagittarius